The Community Building remains closed to the public. The Library is open with some limitations. Wednesdays are reserved for individual appointments for those taking extra precautions.
Please call or email the library with any questions, we are working hard to serve you. See our updated schedule of services below.
MN Department of Health:Guidance and information from the State of Minnesota on the current COVID-19 situation.
Horizon Public Health:Find resources and helpful links from Horizon Public Health which serves Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse Counties.
CDC: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is a reliable place to learn about the coronavirus and the best ways to keep yourself and others as healthy as possible.
Library’s Mission Statement
The mission of the public library shall be to by the best of our ability and within reasonable means, meet the educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs of people of all ages, and diversities through a wide range of materials and services in varying formats. The library will do this in cooperation with and assistance from the Viking Library Regional System and Northern Lights Library Network Multi-type.
The library shall establish needs and goals based on the Standards for Minnesota Public Libraries, The American Library Association, The Minnesota Library Association, and State and Federal laws pertaining to public libraries.
Thorson Memorial Library
117 Central Ave ~ P.O. Box 1040
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Located downtown Elbow Lake at the intersection of Hwy 79 & 59 in the historical Scofield Community Building
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